monoxide monoxide  /mə ˈnɑk saɪd/


  • (n) an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule


  1. Two months after receiving his Pulitzer, Carter would be dead of carbon-monoxide poisoning in Johannesburg, a suicide at 33.
  2. A few months later Coddington, who lived with his family in an apartment above the station, was overcome by carbon monoxide and rushed to a nearby hospital.
  3. Carbon monoxide concentrations from smoking, of course, do not reach the fatal levels found in a closed garage where a car engine has been left running.


  1. Police probing Pa. woman's carbon monoxide death

    Police say a western Pennsylvania woman died of carbon monoxide, apparently after a car was accidentally left running in the garage attached to the home she shared with her husband.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  2. Plum woman dies, husband hospitalized after being overcome by carbon monoxide

    A woman died and a man was rushed to the hospital after they were overcome by carbon monoxide Wednesday in Plum. Police said 66-year-old Mary Harris died and her husband, 67-year-old Gary Harris, was rushed to an area hospital after a car was accidentally left running in the garage of their New Texas Road home. Investigators said the couple’s daughter went to check on her parents and found them ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Plum police investigating carbon monoxide poisoning death

    By Tribune-Review Plum police are investigating a carbon monoxide poisoning that left a woman dead and her husband hospitalized Wednesday afternoon. Chief Frank Monaco said Mary Harris, ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "Carbon monoxide does nothing to prolong food shelf life and carbon monoxide does not make food safer," said Stupak, pointing to internal Hormel e-mail that he said showed the technique was not safe.
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Bart Stupak Source: FOXNews

  2. In announcing its action, acting CPSC Chairman Nancy Nord said, "These deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning are preventable."
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Nancy Nord Source:

  3. "We've discovered that the presence of carbon monoxide molecules can reversibly alter the catalytic surfaces of platinum single crystals, supposedly the most thermodynamically stable configuration for a platinum catalyst," said Somorjai, one of...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Gabor Somorjai Source:

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